Do too much

Apr 1, 2013 by

This may sound like an April fools post, but here me out on this one.  I usually am talking about doing less and simplifying your life, but there is a good case to be made for trying to do too much.  I always have several ideas, recipes and projects in the works around my house, but I try to not do too much so I have time for what is really important, like friends and family.   That said, lately, I’ve been swamped with a few big projects that have been taking all of my time.  I am officially doing too much and it has its negative side affects, but it also has a couple of positive ones too.

The negative side affects are clear as I do not like being exhausted or spending so much time away from my wife and family.  The benefit from being busy and doing too much is that it forces you to focus on the priorities and find the things in your life that you waste your time on.  In the last several weeks I have barely watched an hour of TV.  I haven’t played video games or wasted time online in weeks.

If you want to find the areas in your life that you waste your time, take on too much.  Fill your schedule with way too many projects that have deadlines and you will quickly realize what you you waste your time on and what you can cut out.

All that said, I miss my wife, walking my dog, spending more time with friends, and will be happy when all these projects are done and behind me.

Ben…

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